NASA, one of the members of ISECG, released the initial version of  a Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) developed by the  International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG). The roadmap was developed by the 12 space agencies members of ISECG: ASI (Italy), CNES (France), CNSA (China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (European Space Agency), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (Republic of Korea), NASA (United States of America), NSAU (Ukraine), Roscosmos (Russia), UKSA (United Kingdom). The GER begins with the International Space Station and expands human presence throughout the solar system, leading ultimately to crewed missions to explore the surface of Mars, then evolve into two potential pathways: “Asteroid Next” and “Moon Next.” Each pathway represents a mission scenario that covers a 25-year period with a logical sequence of robotic and human missions. NASA has just announced the development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift and the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) as  necessary elements for deep space exploration. › Download The Global Exploration Roadmap (low-resolution, 10 MB PDF) › Download The Global Exploration Roadmap (high-resolution, 47 MB PDF)


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Andrea Gini

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Andrea Gini is a content strategy consultant specialized in companies of the space sector. He is founder of Space Safety Magazine, where he held the position of Editor-in-Chief until March 2015. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked in the European Space Agency in the Independent Safety Office, which overviews the utilization of the International Space Station. He previously worked as Software Developer, IT Consultant, and trainer of Java-related technologies. Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in Communication of Science from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.